Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by Lorraina Quere in Duvet Covers.
The duvet story begins a few centuries ago with down comforters in Europe and silk comforters in Asia. Both comforters required a significant amount of time to make which gave them value. Also both types are excellent insulators but neither one was happy being washed in the local stream nor are they happy in a modern washer.
It comes in a variety of materials and we are going to look at some of the better options for your home. Cotton or cotton blends will be a durable way to keep your comforter safe. It is going to be a cool breathable material that will suit any room or person plus is great for those warm summer nights. Polyester is going to a bit of a cheaper material to go with if prices are going to be an issue. It has the added bonus of being anti-allergy material but it does not breath too well. For those cold winter nights flannel is the way to go with your duvet cover. This material will keep you toasty warm but for those summer nights you will need to switch it up as you will be dying of heat exhaustion.
One last step in reaching the duvet covers used today took place when the first homemaker became tired of her decorative comforter and realized that she could cover it with a duvet cover to produce a fresh new bedroom look. Blankets and quilts can also be used as duvet inserts so whether one of these preceded the decorative comforter as a duvet insert is not really known.
Duvet inserts and covers present less of a storage problem than other types of bed covers. In general two inserts are adequate for any bed. One for the colder months and one for the warmer months with an empty duvet cover (no insert) being used during the hottest months. So for most of the year when one duvet insert is in use you have one bulky (but not as bulky as many other coverings) duvet inserts to store. Add to this all but one of your duvet covers - three in the closet along with one on the bed would give you four to alternate between. Each of the covers takes up as much space as two folded flat sheets. This compares favorably with the storage space required for a total of four changes with other types of bed covers such as three bedspreads quilts or decorative comforters.
This development has resulted in the duvet cover of today being as much if not more of a fashion statement than just a protective covering. The overall duvet insert and cover have many advantages over alternate forms of bed covers. Some of the advantages that have boosted the popularity of duvet covers include:
Duvet covers are the type of bedding sets that produce the most distinctive look you ever dreamt of seeing your bedroom exhibit. They always come in handy when you beautify your bedroom. There are so many things which you can use to embellish your sleeping room. You will find that there are those people who use comforters bed sheets or spreads to beautify their bedrooms. On the other hand not many people have heard of duvet covers.